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Welcome 2016!

January 2016 from Whispering Woods Gallery

Happy New Year! Let’s make it a sweet ’16!

Wishing you all a sweet 2016! Whispering Woods Gallery is happy to enter our 29th year in Holland, Pa offering Bucks County the best custom framing in the area.  All work is done in house by a PPFA Certified Master Picture Framer.  Over the years we have received awards in design, workmanship and preservation practice. We offer photo restoration, photo imaging, and design services, in addition to our award winning custom framing. Give us a call to see how we can help. We look forward to serving you in 2016!

Vintage Maps, a lasting gift.

One of the most intriguing items at Whispering Woods Gallery is the historic map collection portal. We offer your favorite maps from all over Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Philadelphia, NJ Shore points, New York City, and all over the USA.  Let’s take it a bit further.  We offer over 1.6 million maps from all over the world!  We offer our maps unframed but we suggest letting us frame them to look their best to last for generations.  These maps are printed to your specifications.  Want to give it a spin? Go to our map site to look for US Maps.  Looking for a world map or something a little different? This page will let you travel the world!

One of my favorite types of vintage maps is the “Birdseye View.” These maps were made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sometimes referred as aero or panoramic views, they are non-photographic maps of cities and towns from above. See the Margate map below. Want to search for your town? Search here  for “Birdseye View” maps. Just put in the state that you are interested in, to get going.

Margate City, NJ Birdseye Map

Margate City, NJ Birdseye Map

 

For a price quote or to order call Sue at 215-364-4321.  Need this for a holiday gift?  Hurry as the maps are printed just for you.

In Susan’s Opinion, the Best Holiday Gift!

 

Happiness isn’t something you experience, it is something you remember. -Oscar Levant

Whispering Woods Gallery is excited to offer vintage postcards. When we create a postcard montage for somebody we are reminding them of happy times from a vacation spot, their hometown, or a school that they attended.

We don’t sell copies, all are authentic. We have offerings framed, matted and unmatted. We’ve set up an online Etsy shop so that all can shop with us. Feel free to visit our shop 24/7. Here is a collection of framed postcard projects created at Whispering Woods Gallery. Have an idea? Give Susan a call to create a gift they won’t forget.

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Framed Money!

Money framing

Money before it was framed.

Whispering Woods Gallery recently completed a job of seven framed US currency sheets for Kenny of Holland.  It was a learning experience and very interesting project.

Interested in the history of American money? Here’s a Brief History from The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. It includes the origins, production, and timeline of US Currency. Interested in buying currency for framing?  Here is where you can purchase new uncut currency as shown in our photos. Remember that a gift of framed money is a gift for the “hard to buy for” people on your holiday gift list.

Here are a few fun facts about currency (from federalreserve.gov):
Did you know that the lifespan of a $10 bill is 4.5 years?
Did you know that it takes about 4,000 double folds before a bill will tear?
Did you know that it 454 bills weigh out to be one pound?
Did you know that US Currency paper is made out of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen?

Framed money at Whispering Woods Gallery

Looking for a gift for somebody that is “hard to buy” for the holidays? Money always works, but frame it!

That 70’s Stuff!

We see a lot of 70’s stitchery come in for framing.  As a stitcher in the 70’s, I know it well and love it!  The color palette of the stitching is usually bright, clear and cheerful but in most cases it has been poorly framed. Here is a recent project framed for Mary of Horsham.  Mary was delighted and will hang it in her dining room.

New from Pat Buckley Moss! Beauty on the Row

P. Buckley Moss Beauty on the Row Giclee

New from Patricia Buckley Moss, Beauty on the Row

Whispering Woods Gallery is proud to be an exclusive P. Buckley Moss dealer since 1989.  Beauty on the Row is a spectacular new giclee print by Pat measuring 20 x 30″ in an edition of 250 with 25 artists proofs.  Issued in 2015, the price is $650 and available by special order.  Contact Sue for more details at 215-364-4321. Stop by the shop to see our extensive selection. To see more on Pat’s work.

Pope Francis Art Print

Whispering Woods Gallery welcomes Pope Francis and all visitors to the Philadelphia area. We are delighted to offer an open edition print of Pope Francis by artist Nicholas Santoleri.

Pope Francis print by Nicholas Santoleri

Pope Francis, an open edition signed print by artist Nicholas Santleri.

Pope Francis Print – as he appeared in St. Peter’s Square in Rome this summer (2015). Pope Francis is probably one of the most photographed public figures in the world today. This pencil portrait and print captures the spirit of this holy man of the people who is an inspiration to many around the world.

The original pencil drawing was reproduced on acid free, 100lb. fine art paper with pigmented inks, and will last for generations. Each reproduction of “Pope Francis” the pencil drawing, is hand signed by the artist and can be custom framed.

  • The original pencil drawing was created in 2015
  • Each unframed print is $35 and is available custom framed
  • The print image size is 9.75 x 13 inches.
  • Matted, it measures 16 x 19 inches.  With a double conservation mat, it is $100
  • Matted and framed it is approximately $200, depending on the frame
  • Each print is hand signed, in pencil, by the artist

Please contact Sue at 215-364-4321 for more information

Pope Francis print framed

Pope Francis print framed by Whispering Woods Gallery, Holland, Pa.

A trip to the shore

Recently I travelled to the Jersey shore and visited two homes in which I have done much custom framing.  I thought that you might like to take a look!  Click on the photo to view larger.

Our latest newsletter

Dog framing at Whispering Woods GalleryFor those who do not receive our monthly newsletter, here is the latest issue, devoted to our canine friends.  If you wish to receive our newsletter, just sign up on our Contact Page.

Our August 2015 newsletter

Matted VintagePostcards Make Great Gifts

Here is a small sampling of some of our matted vintage postcards that we offer. They are creatively matted to fit 8×10 frames. Browse through hundreds at our shop or call Susan to see if we have your favorite. Do you need it shipped?  No problem, we are happy to frame, gift wrap and ship.

5×7’s: $15
8×10’s: $20

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